Monday, 3 August 2009

In the Picture

The Foundling Museum is running an unusual art exhibition over the school summer holidays: In the Picture. Disabled children have been almost invisible in children’s books. National disability charity Scope has set out to redress the balance by putting disabled children "in the picture" with the help of children’s book illustrators, such as Quentin Blake and Jane Ray, who show young characters with a variety of abilities. This illustration Girl Picking Apples (2008) by Quentin Blake is an amusing example. Well worth a visit, whether you have a disabled child or not.


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